Christmas in Massey: Andy Kim hosts annual star-studded fundraiser in Toronto | Entertainment


TORONTO – Andy Kim will decorate Massey Hall with familiar Canadian musicians next month as he plans the in-person return of his annual Christmas charity concert.

The “Rock Me Gently” singer celebrated December 8 in the historic Toronto Concert Hall for his 17th annual fundraising event, which will feature no less than 16 mostly local artists, including Billy Talent, Sheepdogs, Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Jully Black.

All proceeds from the tickets will go to CAMH Gifts of Light, which supports patients at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.

Other reserved artists include Sloan, Tyler Shaw, William Prince, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Jake Clemons, saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

There’s also a retro 1980s flavor to the night’s lineup with hitmakers from “The Safety Dance” Men Without Hats and “I’m An Adult Now” rockers The Pursuit of Happiness taking to the stage.

Ron Sexsmith, Theo Tams, Beverly Mahood, Georgia Harmer and Choir complete the list! Choral! Choir !, the Toronto duo who have conducted thousands of public performances of popular songs.

This year’s live show comes after Kim was forced to think differently at the start of the pandemic, shifting the 2020 fundraiser to a Citytv TV show that raised more than $ 200,000.

Cumulatively, the charity concerts have raised more than $ 1.8 million, according to organizers.

Kim’s show will be one of the first at the newly restored Massey Hall, which opens on November 25. It is also the first time his charity event has been held there, he said.

Tickets for Andy Kim’s Christmas show are on sale on the Massey Hall website.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published on November 10, 2021.

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